Oh, the angst!
In today's Izvestia, a hysterical article about the folks who are blazing the trail of the Green Revolution in America..
Bob Staab, 53, president of After the Barn, a company in Goshen, N.Y., that recycles barn wood into furniture, said: “My biggest waste would be burning fuel on my boat, a 34-foot Regal. I keep it on Long Island. My girlfriend and I were talking about a sailboat, I swear to God, but I can get to Block Island in four hours — sailing, it would take all day. Maybe one day we’ll go that route, but right now I really am enjoying the power.
Who needs to invest in alternative energy development and public transport? We've got a Prius!
But there's more! It gets better...
Jeffrey Hollender, 55, founder of Seventh Generation, a company that makes and sells nontoxic household products, says: “I buy too much stuff.” Mr. Hollender lives with his wife and three children in a 5,000-square-foot house in Charlotte, Vt. “A friend of mine challenged me to go for 30 days without buying anything new. I said, ‘That’s a great challenge, I’ll take you on. But I’m going to start next month, because the new MacBook Air is coming out.’
This is what we get when enviromental action is all about a consumer lifestyle, instead of public policy.
"Green"....it's as thrilling to be a part of as "Hope"...and "Change".